Inbound Foreign Investment

Overview

Our team actively assists foreign companies and individuals in their growth strategies in the US.  The team has a particular emphasis on countries such as Germany, England, Israel, Russia and South Korea and travels on a regular basis to these locations.  The focus of the team is multi-disciplinary and includes real estate, corporate, immigration, litigation and intellectual property teams.  Additionally, the team includes attorneys who are fluent in German, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew.

We offer practical advice to its international clients and is focused on being an active partner.  We are well-known for our interest in thinking as the client, learning about the various subtleties and needs of the client.  AGG’s active involvement in various industry groups allows the firm to better assist the client when issues arise.

Given the continued travel to and from Israel, and activities complemented with the firm’s commitment to the International Bar Association (“IBA”), the firm works diligently to best understand the needs of the Israeli client.  These needs are satisfied in many ways, including better understanding the needs of the client and cases by making introduction of Israeli investors to US investments, a program which has yielded multiple successes.

AGG supports its legal services with multilingual legal professionals, employing attorneys from Russia, Germany, and India and attorneys and paralegals fluent in French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Yoruba.

The firm is actively involved in numerous groups including the International Bar Association, the cross-border section of the American Bar Association.

Experience

  • Represented a foreign investor in structuring a joint venture for the $45 million acquisition of limited liability company interests pertaining to a commercial condominium in New York City.

  • Represented five foreign investors in structuring joint venture with U.S. company for acquisition of multifamily apartments and closed on their first acquisition for $45 million apartment project in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Over a 10 year period represented a major international real estate company in the purchase, sale and financing of real estate with a total transaction value of $8 to 10 billion. Representation included formation, operation and dissolution of joint ventures with regional and super regional shopping center, retail and industrial property owners, and the purchase, financing and sale of office building and industrial properties. The transaction size ranged from approximately $20 million to approximately $325 million, the securitized debt secured by jointly owned shopping center ranged from $70 million to approximately $200 million and conventional bank debt transactions were at various amounts up to $1.6 billion.

  • Assisted Japanese manufacturing client with site selection, environmental due diligence, land development permits, negotiation with local, county and state authorities to obtain various economic incentives and applications for Georgia Industrial Wastewater Discharge and Air Emission permits in connection with the construction and development of new plant near Griffin, Ga.

  • Represented Greek investor in the acquisition and financing of multiple retail sites in Virginia and Georgia.

  • Represented a joint venture of three international and one U.S. real estate company in acquiring a major real estate advisor, reviewing ongoing co-investments by the real estate advisor on behalf of the joint venture and then represented the joint venture in selling the real estate advisor and its related co-investments for approximately $560 million.

  • Advising publicly traded (NASDAQ and German Stock Exchange) multinational software company in U.S. legal matters.

  • Lead acquisition of multimillion dollar Brazilian and U.S. trade show portfolios by Germany-based trade show company.

  • Represented German photovoltaic modules manufacturer for setup of U.S. subsidiaries and operation of sales facilities in the U.S.

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